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Why Customers Must Be Allowed to Speak to Your Company

One of the best, most insightful articles on customer service I’ve read in some time - one that pinpoints the inherent conflict or dialectic between investing in excellent customer service and keeping costs low...
Walking the Walk: TD Bank’s New Financial Wellbeing Program

Walking the Walk: TD Bank’s New Financial Wellbeing Program

One of the key missions of banks is to help their customers understand their finances, and the choices and the products and services available, in order to help them make the best decisions. These...
Back to School…

Back to School…

Time flies! Here we are at Back to School time … prepping back packs, planning schedules, assigning duties, and gathering tools needed for success. Back to School is a good time to reflect...
Contact Center Pipeline Top 5 Blog Posts

Top 5 Posts in October

Throughout October, our readers explored a variety of the most pressing topics facing our centers. Our authors discussed whether our agents should continue to WFH, how to best lead our agents with compassion, and...
Keeping The Customer Promise

Keeping the Customer Promise

Promises are the most personal and binding of commitments, and therefore are to be made carefully, kept fully, and broken only in the most extenuating cases and with thorough explanations. So, when a company, its...
How to Prepare for Peak (and Return) Season

How to Prepare for Peak (and Return) Season

Retailers are preparing for peak season by analyzing consumer behavior trends, tuning up their tech, adjusting staffing levels, and shoring up logistics. But it’s also a good time to prepare for the tidal wave...
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Top 5 Posts in September

Welcome to the top 5 blog posts in September! As the start of October will ring in Customer Service Week, it is only fitting that our top post this month is another annual favorite...
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Top 5 Posts in August

We kick off our top 5 blog posts this month with a top 5 favorite, "20 Empathy Statements to Show Stressed-Out Customers That You Care." Leslie published this article back in 2020, and it...
Enabling Excellent Omnichannel Experiences

Enabling Excellent Omnichannel Experiences

Customer service, but particularly support, has grown in importance significantly in today’s online world. Getting such help has also become a lot more convenient and easily accessible: which plays a prominent role in creating...
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Top 5 Posts in July

This month, our readers have been interested in insights and recommendations on how best to lead and coach our hybrid teams. They have also been reading up on strategies to use AI to support...
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Top 5 Posts in June

Our top 5 blog posts in June carry a similar theme from May with a continued focus on our people; our customers, agents, and leaders. Our authors coach us on creating a culture of...
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Top 5 Posts in April

Our top blog posts in April share a common theme with those from March. Our readers continue to focus on how to move forward in the new normal. Specifically this month, our authors talk...
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Top 5 Posts in March

Hybrid, remote, or fully in-person? This month, our top blog posts are all about how to move forward in the new normal. Our authors offer insights on hiring and training remotely, the best ways...
The Future of Contact Centers?

The Future of Contact Centers?

Despite their increasingly important role in attracting and retaining customers and revenues, contact centers continue to face high agent turnover. Yet to keep delivering excellent customer service and support and making sales, centers must...
The Tone of Voice is Everything

The Tone of Voice is Everything

At my first call center job, I learned the ropes and learned the most that I could from my trainers, team leaders, mentors, and neighbors. I recall listening to my colleague who sat in front...
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Top 5 Posts in February

I just wrapped up my 13th anniversary message for the March issue of Contact Center Pipeline. In doing so, I was reflecting on our very first issues of the magazine back in 2008. Just...
How to Enable Exceptional Experiences on Each Call

How to Ensure Exceptional Customer Service on Every Call

I have had the pleasure of staying in touch with Trey Briggs, President of BCI over the past several years as he has continued to refine his agent training. Today, I am highlighting his...
SPECIAL REPORT: Biden Administration Acts to Improve the U.S. Government CX

Fixing the IRS’s Troubled Customer Service (From the SPECIAL REPORT)

Fixing the IRS’s Troubled Customer Service According to the White House, some 240 million individuals and businesses file tax returns every year. And help with those issues drives in millions of calls to the Internal...
Unified Communications. Single-Sourced. Always On—Instant Communications.

Unified Communications. Single-Sourced. Always On—Instant Communications.

Unified Communications. Contact Center Solutions. Delivered in tandem from the cloud “as a Service”… will enable your company to use both capabilities across your organization as required, with the maximum amount of operational flexibility...
'Golden' Rule of Customer Service

‘Golden’ Rule of Customer Service

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon and while channel surfing, I ran across a marathon of The Golden Girls. A GREAT tv show! On this episode Dorothy has been sick, tired and feels something...
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